APRIL 2019

"Extend the Song". Cute new video
by Von Spar. Sung by Laetitia Sadier

15 years after their debut, Von Spar will release their new album "Under Pressure" on May 10th. The first single is the fantastic tune "Extend the Song" with the beautiful voice of Laetitia Sadier. Watch and enjoy!

MARCH 2019

New single and video from Tellavision!

On April 12th we're releasing the new album from Berlin-based artist Tellavision. Her fourth album "Add Land" is a rigorous exercise in musical reduction, reaching new levels of intricacy and virtuosity which prove to be warmer and more touching than ever. The video for the single "Salty Man" has been premiered via The Line Of Best Fit and is now available on all streaming and download plattforms:

Apple Music
Youtube Music

French electronica from California
B. Xolotls "Last Wave" (1982) out now

"Last Wave", the fifth solo album by the artist and musician Bernard Xolotl, was originally released on cassette in 1982. He named himself after the Aztec god of lightning and death. His "achingly beautiful music" (as a critic put it) is influenced by the Berlin school of electronic music with a twist of Jean-Michel Jarre. This reissue includes a previously unreleased bonus track (not on vinyl).

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More new stuff by Station 17:
"Ausblick" and "Werkschau" out now

WERKSCHAU: Anyone who has followed the progress of Station 17 over the past three decades will know: the only constant in this band is change. Evolving, stretching musical parameters, testing limits — these are the guiding principles of the band founded in 1988 by a group of mentally handicapped residents in Hamburg. The anniversary compilation "Werkschau" offers a wonderful introduction to the cosmos of these pioneers of inclusive music production.

AUSBLICK: "Ausblick" is the twin of the album "Blick", released almost a year ago: a work full of exciting collaborations with faUSt, Günter Schickert, Ulrich Schnauss, Pyrolator, Harald Grosskopf + Eberhard Kranemann, Andreas Dorau, Schneider TM, Andreas Spechtl and Datashock. "Ausblick" is a special release to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band.

Read more about "Werkschau": English / German

Read more about "Ausblick": English / German

Return of the echo guitar —
new album by Günter Schickert

Günter Schickert's debut "Samtvogel" (Brain 1975) and the follow-up "ÜberfÄllig" (Sky 1980) were two of the most significant guitar albums of the Krautrock era. His new album "Nachtfalter" carries on from these beginnings. Recorded during the scorching hot summer of 2018, "Nachtfalter" shows the pioneer of the echo guitar sound his very best. Here Schickert was assisted by Andreas Spechtl (Ja, Panik) who recorded the album and played the drums. They form a truly winning team: Spechtl selected the best moments of Schickert's guitar tracks, mixed them while also supplying some own loops.

Read more here: English / German

Richard Pinhas strikes again
"L'Ethique" (1982) out now

Following the vaguely poppy shapes of 1980's album "East West", his fifth album "L'Ethique" saw ex-Heldon guitarist and synth wizard Richard Pinhas return to bigger and bolder band-like methods. After the release he disappeared from the limelight for nearly a decade and returned in the 1990s.

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HELDON/Richard Pinhas on tour
in Europe and Japan

HELDON (Tatard/Narcy/Pinhas)
- March 14th, 2019 Amsterdam (OCCII)
- March 15th, 2019 Brussels (Ateliers Claus)
(more dates to come)

Richard Pinhas (solo with friends) will tour in Japan in September 2019



Von Spar
Under Pressure

Add Land

Richard Pinhas

Günter Schickert

Station 17

Station 17

Bernard Xolotl
Last Wave

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